Assessing Bias in Randomized and
Non-Randomized Studies

Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD, presents Assessing Bias in Randomized and Non-Randomized Studies, an intensive, two-day workshop. The following tools will be introduced using worked examples: 

  • Version 2 of the Cochrane tool for assessing risk of bias in randomized controlled trials (RCTs)
  • ROBINS-I tool for assessing risk of bias in non-randomized studies of interventions (NRSI)
  • ROBINS-E tool for assessing risk of bias in non-randomized studies of exposure

WHEN: July 21-22, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
WHERE: In-person at the newly built, energy-efficient Anschutz Health Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Registration closes Monday, July 11 at midnight MT.

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Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the empirical and theoretical evidence for bias in RCTs, NRSI, and non-randomized studies of exposure
  • Understand the types of bias that can undermine the internal validity of RCT, NRSI, and non-randomized studies of exposure
  • Be able to use version 2 of the Cochrane tool to assess risk of bias in RCTs
  • Be able to use the ROBINS-I tool to assess risk of bias in NRSI

 Diversity Grants

We will award six $600 diversity travel grants to support participation by persons from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or persons representing patient stakeholders. Recipients will have their registration fees waived as well.

Application requirements:

  • (1) Personal statement describing your background and eligibility, how this workshop could advance your career and/or benefit your organization, and why you're a great candidate (1pg max, 11pt font)
  • (2) CV or resume highlighting any work, experience, studies, etc. in evidence synthesis, methods, systematic reviews, health science research, etc.
  • (3) Please send all materials to Riaz Qureshi (riaz.qureshi@cuanschutz.edu) before 11:59 p.m. MT on May 16, 2022.

Accommodations

There are numerous lodging options available in Downtown Denver and Cherry Creek that are close to public transportation. Hotels closest to the Anschutz Medical Campus include:

    *Cancellation policy: We reserve the right to keep 100% of your registration fee if you are unable to fill your spot.

    Workshop Faculty


    Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhDTianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD
    Organizer, PI: 1R13HS027701
    Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, CU School of Medicine
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
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    Julian Higgins, BA, PhDJulian Higgins, PhD
    Professor of Evidence Synthesis, University of Bristol
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    Jonathan A C Sterne, BA (Oxon.), MS, PhD Jonathan A C Sterne, PhD
    Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Bristol
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    Jelena Savovic, MPharm (Belgrade), PhD (Bath), MSJelena Savovic, PhD
    Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis, University of Bristol
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    Matthew Page, MD, PhDMatthew Page, MD, PhD
    Senior Research Fellow, Biostatistics, Data Analytics/Modelling and Health Economics, Monash University
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